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Bovine Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells: BAOSMC (Cryovial)


biological source

bovine artery (USDA-inspected cattle)


pkg of 500,000 cells


Cell Applications, Inc

growth mode



2n = 60


smooth muscle


cell culture | mammalian: suitable

relevant disease(s)

cardiovascular diseases

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


General description

Bovine large artery smooth muscle cells (BAOSMC) provide an excellent model system to study all aspects of cardiovascular function and disease, especially those related to mechanisms of hyperplasia and hypertrophy of intimal smooth muscle cells leading to vascular occlusion in atherosclerosis and stent restenosis.

BAOSMC have been utilized in a number of research studies, for example, to:

  • Elucidate RhoA-dependent serum response signaling pathways (Gudi, 2002); the role of FAK in thrombospondin-1 induced migration of vascular smooth muscle cells (Wang, 2008)
  • Demonstrate the relationship between the disturbed flow and proliferation of smooth muscle cells, leading to intima hyperplasia (Fan, 2010); and study interactions between lipoproteins and extracellular matrix, as well as mechanisms of lipoprotein aggregation contributing to atherosclerosis (Sakr, 2001)
  • Construct an expression cassette to maximize targeted transgene expression (Dronadula, 2010)
  • Test new technologies, such as on-chip contact imaging technique (Liu, 2004; Ji, 2005, 2007; Prakash, 2007), handheld fluorometers (Nelson, 2009) and a “nose on a chip” olfactory sensor (Patel, 2011)
  • Study the behavior of smooth muscle cells in 3d environment (Du, 2008) and smooth muscle/endothelial co-cultures (Niwa, 2007; Fan, 2008; Mathura, 2013); describe an origami-like method of generating three-dimensional (3D) cell-laden microstructures (Kuribayashi-Shigetomi, 2012); and design materials for tissue engineering and cardiovascular implants (Mathews, 2006, 2008)

Characterization: positive for smooth muscle cell specific alpha-actin expression.

Cell Line Origin



aortic wall contraction, role of smc under normal conditions, blood pressure, distribution of oxygenated blood through systemic circulation


Bovine Smooth Muscle Cell Basal Medium containing 10% FBS & 10% DMSO

Preparation Note

  • 2nd passage, >500,000 cells in Bovine Smooth Muscle Cell Basal Medium containing 10% FBS & 10% DMSO
  • Can be cultured at least 16 doublings

Subculture Routine

Please refer to the BAOSMC Culture Protocol.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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